On Saturday, May 3, 2008 the Archdiocese of Detroit
provided a funeral Mass and burial for about 25 aborted
babies retrieved from the trash dumpsters behind Woman Care
abortion clinics—owned and operated by Alberto Hodari. In
February and March 2008 pro-lifers, including members of
Citizens for a Pro-life Society and some of our Missionaries
of the Gospel of Life, retrieved these babies from the
dumpsters of Hodari’s abortion clinics.
Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a
Pro-life Society, reports that along with the aborted
babies, there were also “bloody suction gauze tubing used in
abortions, blood drenched surgical paper, dozens of glass
medicine vials, used syringes, IV bags with tubing and
sharps, numerous condoms and condom wrappers probably used
for ultra-sounds, bloody surgical gloves, dozens of bloody
suction canulas used in abortions and over 200 patient
records.” Miller’s group mounted a video on You Tube that
records their March 2, 2008 discovery of bio-hazardous waste
and finding of aborted babies in Hodari’s Lathrup Village
dumpster. A full record of the searches of the Woman Care
dumpsters may be found at
www.prolifesociety.org. You can
also view the babies at
What happened here is reminiscent of many stories from
the history of the pro-life movement.
In the early 80's, the 16,500 bodies discovered in a large
receptacle in Southern California, in the Woodland Hills
home of a former medical laboratory director. Ron Gillette
described his reaction at seeing the babies. “…It’s filled
with bodies…dismembered bodies…hands, torn right off…Grown
men were weeping and vomiting,” not at the smell, but at the
grim reality of the violence they were seeing.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, a city worker noticed dogs
tearing at a plastic bag, and inside the bag found three
aborted babies, one estimated at four and a half months’
gestation, another at six months’ gestation, and the third
at nearly full-term.
Sanitation workers were collecting trash from the curb in
front of a house in Loveladies, an affluent section of Long
Beach Township, NJ A cardboard box ripped open and out came
quart-size mason jars. The workers noticed a tiny hand or
foot inside a jar. The several jars contained body parts of
between 40 and 100 babies.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin one spring evening, a call came
into the police station that children were throwing stones
from a bridge. When the police arrived and asked the
children what was in the containers they were throwing
around, the children responded, “little people.” In those
containers were the bodies of 6 to 8-week-old aborted babies
that the children had found in a trash dumpster behind the
Mill Medical Center.
It’s not enough to know that abortion kills children. If
we’re going to find the spiritual strength to bring an end
to this injustice, we’re going to have to let the grim
reality of it stir the very depths of our souls and those of
our fellow citizens.